Hanna Ashcroft, is an Auckland based songwriter known for her soulful voice and blues toned cadence. Her new single Everywhere unveils themes of passion, pain, love and loss. Hanna’s songs are emotionally revealing in both strength and fragility. Influenced by names like Otis Redding, Joyra Smith and Charlotte Cardin, it has an ethereal, dark and atmospheric feel with a ghostly hip hop undertone. Her new video shows off the beautiful New Zealand beach in black and white.
Travelling to Bali to record the single spending 6 weeks with producer, Andreas Arianto. Hanna found the experience emotional and vulnerable but at the same time healing and comforting. “The recording process was an emotional roller coaster. I guess because I was sort of healing through the experience while creating it…I wanted the song to sound ghostly, atmospheric, dark and sparse but with a strong hip hop inspired beat to give the track strength. I felt this combination would communicate the feeling I felt.“ Hanna explains.
Everywhere is out now – listen here
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